The Wanderers will host the New Year’s Test against India, which will begin on January 3, according to Cricket South Africa, which announced the updated schedule on Monday (December 6). The new year’s Test has historically been held in Cape Town during the South African summer, but due to logistical concerns, the Test was moved to Johannesburg. The trip will begin on Boxing Day with a stay at SuperSport Park in Centurion, with the third and final Test beginning on January 11 in Cape Town. After the Test series, which will be part of the World Test Championship, the two teams will travel to Paarl for two One-Day Internationals on January 19 and 21. The tour will come to a close with the final One-Day International in Cape Town.

The four-match T20I series will be played later, as planned, due to the tour being postponed due to the breakout of the latest Covid-19 type, Omicron. The Netherlands team had recently cut short their three-ODI tour after the first game in Centurion, before flying back home, because of travel restrictions in southern Africa enforced by numerous countries, particularly those from the European Union. Three games in the fourth round of Division 2 four-day matches were also postponed by the CSA after certain players tested positive. The one-day matches scheduled on December 16 have also been postponed until 2022.

The India A squad, on the other hand, has stayed in Bloemfontein for its three four-day games. The second one ended on Friday, and the third one will start on Monday. On the eve of the upcoming Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, India skipper Virat Kohli said it was inevitable for such a tour to require a lot of planning and preparation.